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Ensuring the safety of the Baker College community.

Providing a secure place to learn.

Every Baker College Campus Safety office is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, faculty, staff, employees and guests. It’s our job to preserve, protect, and defend people and property, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons on Baker College campuses. We take pride in making everyone feel welcome and at home. 

We invite you to stop into the Campus Safety office for anything you might need or just to say, "Hello." We look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you to our campus.

FAQ'S

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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Campus Safety at Baker College

Campus Safety

Ensuring the safety of the Baker College community.

Providing a secure place to learn.

Every Baker College Campus Safety office is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, faculty, staff, employees and guests. It’s our job to preserve, protect, and defend people and property, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons on Baker College campuses. We take pride in making everyone feel welcome and at home. 

We invite you to stop into the Campus Safety office for anything you might need or just to say, "Hello." We look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you to our campus.

Overview

Emergency: (810) 989-2366

Phone: (810) 989-2366

Your safety is our priority. The Campus Safety office preserves, protects, and defends people and property, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons on the Baker College campus. We take pride in making everyone feel welcome and at home. 

We maintain a close working relationship with local law enforcement agencies, and enforce adherence to all college, local, state, and federal laws and rules of conduct. For the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and visitors, the college prohibits the following on campus:

  • Drugs, alcohol, and other controlled substances
  • Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Firearms and other weapons
  • Person displays of violence
  • Threatening behavior and vandalism

Annual Security Report 

For detailed information about our safety policies, procedures, and statistics, review our Annual Security Report (859 KB).

Staff

Kevin Woods
Campus Safety Director
3403 Lapeer Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 989-2366
phsafety@baker.edu

Services

Baker College of Port Huron provides Campus Safety officers when the campus is open for business and when students are on campus.

Campus Safety maintains a state-of-the-art digital video surveillance system that includes monitoring and recording of the interior and exterior of the building. We also patrol the campus on foot and in vehicles. 

Parking / Permits

Student parking permits are required at Baker College and can be obtained from the Campus Safety office at no cost to the student. 

  • The east, south, and west parking lots are for student parking. 
  • A restricted parking lot, designated for employees only, is on the west end of the campus. 

Students should not park in the visitor, employee, or admissions parking spots and will be ticketed for doing so.

Handicap parking is provided for students with valid handicap permits.

Vehicles may not be left overnight without the pre-approval from Campus Safety.

Parking Violation Fines

  • Parking warning violation – no fine
  • Parking violation –  $10.00 fine
  • Two or more parking violations may result in revocation of parking privileges.
Weather Alerts

Michigan's seasons bring the potential for severe weather. Spring, summer, and fall have the potential for severe storms and tornadoes. This is a good time to remind everyone where the tornado shelters are located for each of the classrooms and community buildings on our campus. Winter brings the potentional for extrem snow, cold, and ice as well.

When there is a threat or campus emergency—tornados, violence, hazardous material incidents, college closure, or other emergency—we use the Baker Alert System to notify all current students, faculty, and staff on the campus. 

Baker Alert is an automatic system that sends recorded emergency messages via cell phones, landline phones, e-mail, and text messages to all the contacts listed in the college's official directory (updated via the SOLAR System). Through Baker Alert, we are able to notify the entire community in about 20 minutes. 

To be certain that you are notified in an emergency:

  • Review your information in the SOLAR System Directory to be sure it is up-to-date.
  • If you want to be notified by landline, cell phone, and/or text message, be sure the appropriate numbers are included in the Baker Alert database. 

To check and/or change your emergency contact information:

  • Log in to the SOLAR System.
  • Check your emergency contact number(s) and make any changes if necessary. You are the only person who can update this data. Please review it carefully.

Weather Closings

In an emergency that requires the College to be closed, a message will be:

  • Posted on the Baker College Web Site.
  • Sent through the Baker College Emergency Alert System — telephone, email, and/or text messages.
  • Announced on area radio and television stations (see list below). 

You can also call the Baker College Weather Line at (810) 989-2328 for the latest information regarding class cancellations or school closings.

Morning snow day announcements apply for cancellation of day classes only. If evening classes are also cancelled, a later announcement will be made.

TV Stations

  • 4 WDIV
  • 7 WXYZ (FOX)

AM Stations        

  • 760 WWJ        
  • 1110 CKTY        
  • 1340 WLEW          
  • 1380 WPHM          
  • 1452 WHLS          
  • 1070 CHOK         

FM Stations

  • 96.9 WBTI
  • 97.7 WMIC
  • 99.9 CFGX
  • 102.3 WGRT
  • 107.1 WSAQ

Baker College of Port Huron has designated severe weather shelter areas on the first floor interior halls of all campus buildings. These areas are clearly marked and all students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to take notice of these areas, as well as the building evacuation plans that are also posted throughout the buildings.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Campus Safety office. 

Found Items

If you find an item, please bring it to our office so that it can be claimed by its owner.

Lost Items

If you lose an item, contact the Campus Safety office by calling (810) 766-4223 or by coming to the office. You may also e-mail us at phsafety@baker.edu to inquire about a lost item.

Generally, lost items are kept for six weeks. Valuable items will be held for one year.  

To claim a lost item, you must give an accurate description of the item and provide a valid picture ID in order to claim it.

Please note: Do not send someone else to claim your lost item; we can only release a lost item to its owner.

Incident Reporting / Response

Campus safety is an issue we take seriously. Ensuring that the campus remains safe and secure requires the efforts of the Campus Safety department and the cooperation and understanding of the entire campus community. 

You should immediately report any criminal offense, suspected criminal activity, or other emergency directly to Campus Safety by calling (810) 989-2366.

Campus safety protocol require an immediate response to all emergency calls. Campus Safety works with the full range of city, county and state emergency resources to ensure a complete and timely response to all emergencies.

For non-emergencies, visit the Campus Safety office, or call us at (810) 989-2366 to make an appointment. 

We encourage you to report any inappropriate activity or behavior on campus, or off-campus incidents that have the potential to negatively impact individuals at Baker College. Safety Officers will discuss your concerns confidentially and provide experience-based advice and referral resources. You can also provide information anonymously for appropriate investigative action; we will protect confidentiality.

Safety Tips

Personal Safety

  • Keep your book bag, purse, and other personal belongings in your view at all times.
  • Never prop open doors, even for a short time.
  • When walking, try to walk in groups or with someone.
  • Walk in areas that are well-lit and well traveled.
  • Walk confidently and assertively.
  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Purses and back packs should be carried close to the body and under one arm.
  • Do not hitchhike.
  • Do not listen to earphones while walking, driving, bicycling, or rollerblading.
  • Walk facing traffic if possible.


Safety Tips

  • Alcohol and drugs significantly diminish psychological control mechanisms.  Avoid their use.
  • Communicate honestly.
  • Stand up for yourself.
  • Be assertive in setting the boundaries of a relationship.
  • Realize the potential for acquaintance rape and look for danger signals.
  • Be willing to make a commotion if necessary.
  • Clearly reject unwanted sexual contact.
  • Only go to well-populated public places when you are getting to know someone.

It is never right to force yourself on another.
Remember, "NO" means "NO."

Community Programs

Substance abuse and sexual assault counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs are available through, but not limited to, the following locations:

Alcoholics Anonymous

(800) 267-5962

Narcotics Anonymous

Toll-free (877) 338-1188

Al-Anon

(Peer recovery program)
(248) 888-8586

Nar-Anon

(Peer recovery program)
(586) 447-2868

C.A.R.E.

Substance Abuse Information Center
(586)-541-2273     

Macomb County Crisis Center

(Calls Only)
(586) 307-9100

Professional Counseling Center

(810)-455-0052

St. Clair County

Dept. of Human Services
(810) 966-2200

Safe Horizon’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Port Huron
(810) 985-5538    

Clearview Women’s Treatment Center

1406 8th St.
Port Huron, MI
(810) 987-1258

Please note: The listing of an organization does not constitute an endorsement by the Baker College System.

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FAQ's

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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